Adventures in Patio Paving – Part I

My summer o' landscaping is off to to dubious start. Aside from doing loads of weeding and mulching, my plan for the summer is to put in a side patio.  Lowe's had a great Memorial Day sale on pavers, so I ordered everything I needed to be delivered the following week.  And then came the … Continue reading Adventures in Patio Paving – Part I

Where I’m From

I have been fascinated by genetics from the moment I first understood its meaning.   I like the idea that we are created from a template, versus a random assortment of characteristics.  Very orderly. And who doesn't love the fact that they can blame all of their biological shortcomings on their parents? Which means OF COURSE … Continue reading Where I’m From

Landscaping 2018

Above is a panoramic shot of my hilly, scrubby pit of a back yard.  It's useless for anything but habitat for critters and a buffer between neighbors.  I'm finally resigned to the the fact that there will be no vegetable gardening (lack of sun) or secluded getaway spot (lack of funds). The plan now is … Continue reading Landscaping 2018

Robins Revisited

They're back!  Same spot as before, in the nook between the column and ceiling of my front porch.  Looks like a great nest, and 5 eggs is a prize (4 is usually the max as I discovered in this lovely Q&A blog).  My only concern is that I don't see the mama around often.  Either … Continue reading Robins Revisited